QPR manager Harry Redknapp has quashed the rumours about him leaving the club before the start of the season by saying that he is committed to the cause and is looking forward to helping the club get back to the Premier league. Redknapp came as a replacement for Mark Hughes in a bid to save the club from relegation, but he was unable to prevent them from going down into the Championship. This along with the huge wage bill of the club is expected to cause a number of departures before the start of the season as the club hopes to balance the books.
However, must have been spreading that Redknapp wants to keep a few players, but the board are against it. It has been rumoured that he may result in Redknapp leaving the club as he wants full control over the transfers. Immediately after relegation, the former Tottenham and Portsmouth manager said that it was not going to be easy to get promoted to the Premier league due to the stiff competition in the championship. It has been made even worse following the fixtures for the new season, which was recently revealed.
QPR will be featuring the likes of Bolton and Leeds in the opening few matches, which will be tough according to manager Redknapp.
“I am committed to QPR. I want to do well for the club and I want to take it back where it belongs – in the Premier League. It will be a difficult task but a challenge I am excited about. I know the kind of players we need and I’m working with [chief executive] Philip [Beard] and the owners to get deals over the line. We’re in constant dialogue. We’re all on the same page and want to bring success to the club,” said Redknapp.